VHA Research

Academic Productivity

VHA Research

Academic Productivity


Howe, A., Tan, J., Khan, R., Li, A., Edwards, B., King, EC., Nizzer, S., Gohar, B., Yazdani, A., Bani-Fatem, A., Chattu, V., Sinclair, L., Kay, M., Nowrouzi-Kia, B.(2023). The effects of occupational and mental stress among home care rehabilitation professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic: An exploratory qualitative study. Home Health Care Management and Practice. Accepted.

King EC, Chan J, Benn A, Van Belle TA, Michener M, McKay SM. (2023). Preventing workplace harassment and violence toward home care workers: Evaluation of a novel approach to client screening and daily safety reporting. Workplace Health & Safety. Accepted.

King EC, Zagrodney KA, McKay SM, Holness DL, Nichol KA. (2023). Determinants of nurse's and personal support worker’s adherence to facial protective equipment in a community setting during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: A pilot study. Am J Infect Control. 2022:S0196-6553(22)00577-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2022.07.021

King EC, Zagrodney KAP, Rabeenthira P, Van Belle TA, McKay SM (2023 – in press) Why did home care Personal Support service volumes drop during the COVID-19 pandemic? The contributions of client choice and Personal Support Worker availability. Health Services Insights. DOI: 10.1177/11786329231210692

Marani H, Allin S, McKay S, Marchildon P. (2023). The financial risks of unpaid caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from a self-reported survey in a Canadian jurisdiction. Health Services Insights, 16. DOI:10.1177/11786329221144889

McKay S, Konan M, Tedesco S, Turriff T, Michener M, King EC. (2023). Optimizing weekend schedules in home health care: The Essential Care on Weekends for Personal Support Quality Improvement Project. Home Healthcare Management & Practice, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/10848223231183091

McKay S, Mohammed E, Roy M, Hung V, Wong M, Lum B, King EC. (2023). Is 911 The Answer? A retrospective review of emergency medical service use by home care providers. Health Services Insights, DOI: 10.1177/11786329231178767

Moattari M, King EC, Ruco A. (2023) Whole versus hole: Enabling community nurses to implement holistic wound care. Journal of Wound Care. DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2023.32.11.748

Nizzer S, Ruco A, Moreira N, Holness DL, Nichol KA, King EC, McKay S. (2023). “You have to be careful about every detail”: How the COVID-19 pandemic shaped the experiences of Canadian personal support workers working in home care. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002911

Saragosa M, Nizzer S, McKay S, Kuluski K. (2023). The hospital-to-home care transition experience of home care clients: an exploratory study using patient journey mapping. BMC Health Services Research. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-023-09899-2

Saragosa M, Zagrodney KAP, Rabeenthira P, King EC, McKay SM (2023) How might we have known? Using administrative data to predict 30-day hospital readmission in clients receiving home care services from 2018 to 2021. Health Services Insights. DOI: 10.1177/11786329231211774

Senthinathan A, Tadrous M, Hussain S, Craven B. C, Jaglal S, Moineddin R, Shepherd J, Cadel L, Noonan V, McKay S, Tu K, Guilcher S. (2023). Examining the impact of COVID-19 on health care utilization among persons with chronic spinal cord injury/dysfunction: a population study. Spinal Cord, doi: 10.1038/s41393-023-00930-1

Zagrodney, K.A.P., King E.C., Simon D., Nichol K.A., McKay S.M. (2023). A good investment: Expanding capacity to care for older adults in the home and community care sector through increased Personal Support Worker wages. Canadian Journal on Aging. doi: 10.1017/S0714980823000557

Zagrodney KAP, King EC, Mohammed ETCL, Nichol KA, Holness DL. (2023). Occupational Hand Dermatitis in HealthCare: Development and Evaluation of an Online Training E-module. Dermatitis. doi:10.1089/derm.2023.0012

Zagrodney KAP, King EC, Simon D, Nichol KA, McKay S. (2023). Economic Evidence in Support of Home and Community Care Sector Investment: The Case for Ontario Personal Support Workers Wage Parity. HealthCare Policy. DOI: 10.12927/hcpol.2023.27161


CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants - Institute Community Support. Working Together to Meet the Needs of Older Adults Living in NORCs: Exploring the Intersection of Equity, Technology and Aging in Place. Saragosa M., Cullen M., Ho M., Jeffs L., Kokorelias K., Kuluski K., Ludwig Prout B., McKay S., Nickell L., Quon D., Singh H, Steele Gray C., Tang T., Nelson M. (co-investigator)

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Seed Grant - Providing real-time feedback to reduce lumbar spine flexion for Personal Support Workers: A PostureCoach pilot field study. Dutta T, Dadkhah D, King EC. (co-investigator)

TD Community Health Solutions 2023 Research Grant - Association between enrolment in the winter Surge initiative and rates of repeated emergency department visits at Michael Garron Hospital. Shearkhani S, Smith K, King EC, Shabani M, Quan D, Martin T. (co-investigator)

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Seed Grant - Passive Exosuits for Home Health Care: A feasibility study with point-of-care home care providers. King EC, Brookman C, Meszaros K. (principal investigator)

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease Subgrant - Factors influencing the mental wellbeing of Home Care Nurses. Van Belle, King EC, Nizzer S, Zagrodney K, McKay SM, Holness DL. (principal investigator)

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease Subgrant - A Qualitative Exploration of Factors Influencing Job Attachment for Personal Support Workers in a Post-Pandemic Landscape. Nizzer S, King EC, Moriera N, McKay SM, Holness DL. (principal investigator)